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Jul 6, 2022Liked by Jason Chatfield

This is such a great story! Looking forward to reading more.

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Jul 11, 2022Liked by Jason Chatfield

Great Story, Jason! About 25 years ago, I was asked/told by my boss to help out an employee in obtaining a Green Card (I was the office manager at a Graphic Design firm, but I was mostly referred to as the Jr. Woodchuck, as I had the ability to solve problems in ways that most people would not have thought of). I had everything I needed lined up and the employee's Work Visa was about to expire and that's when the government decided to shutdown for awhile. I can't remember everything I did and I'm sure a few of them were in the gray area of being legal, but I managed to get him an EB-1 Green Card. I do remember telling my boss not to put me through that again because if I tried doing what I did, I was sure that there would be a few people in nicely pressed suits showing up at the front door to ask a few probing questions.

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Jul 21, 2022Liked by Jason Chatfield

Welcome! What a fun and especially New Yorking read. It's quite clear to me that all those vaccinations you had to endure were just meant for this apartment! I'll be checking in to make sure you've survived.

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Ha! Oh, there’s much more where that came from, David.

Thank you for joining the ride.

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Go Jason the Cancel Culture merchants and their cheer squad should supply you with plenty of opportunities too, as we say put shit on them.

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Wonderful, Jason!

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Congratulations on gaining citizenship. It’s good to have you on Substack. You may remember my wife and I met you while sitting at the bar/restaurant in Grand Central Station two years ago. It was a short random encounter with two visitors from New Orleans so you likely forgot.

Anyway, congratulations on all your success. 😉

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I didn't forget! You were charming and interesting -- it's great to hear from you, and I'm so glad you subscribed!

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Jul 4, 2023Liked by Jason Chatfield

WOW! I love this story. My husband and I did a similar thing except we went from California to Italy and then CAME BACK! Starting over has been, let's say an oddly grounded experience - but one not taking root. (I used to live in New York and loved it! LOVE the STORY about the Squatters!) And now we don't really want to stay here in California - so soon another move....I know how much courage and faith it takes...and we are far older.

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Feb 29Liked by Jason Chatfield

I loved this story. I'm a graphic novel author and illustrator and moved temporarily to the US recently. It's always hard for us and knowing other people's stories and struggles make things more bearable.

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Jul 4Liked by Jason Chatfield

Wonderful, Jason! Happy 4th💙🇺🇸

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Jul 4Liked by Jason Chatfield

Your story is balm for my soul. Thank you, fellow American.

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Jul 16Liked by Jason Chatfield

Recently subscribed for your wonderful graphic observations! And now….an origin story. What a hoot and an encouragement to all to appreciate not only your story but their own!!!!!

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Thank you!

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